Modern "Sun Rooms" from AT:CHI House Tours

Although sun rooms are a common feature in a many old homes, you don't see them so much in modern design. Part of the reason is that larger windows and open floor plans can make a whole apartment into a sun room. A wall of windows in James and Rui's Prefab Paradise floods their small home with light. Click below for more of our favorite sunny spaces from AT:Chicago house tours...



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Kim's Evanston Oasis is filled with light throughout, but we really love this corner of her home. The yellow chair warms up the space even more.

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Danny and Chris put a table and chairs in one of their home's sunniest spots. Well-lit nooks are the perfect place for a dining set or breakfast table.

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Condos and apartments don't usually include additional sun rooms, but floor-to-ceiling windows can be found in many high-rise spaces. Light floods the living room in Jim and Derrick's Soft Loop Loft, making their main living space into a year-round sun room.

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In Zoka's East Village House, light fills almost every space. Zoka designed the home herself with a layout that allows light to filter through the open staircases and ceiling skylights.

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Kathryn has such a beautiful space, and her loft's open floor plan lets light from the three large windows fill her living room, kitchen, and dining room.

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In Sage and Austin's Storefront, an entryway nook gets a lot of light. A low bench and an armchair make it into the perfect spot to sit and read.

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Alex lined the windowsills with plants in his light-filled loft. Nurturing plants is a lot easier if they have good access to light and warmth.